Parental Support & Communication

At Woodlark Autism Provision we place high value on developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents, carers and other family members involved with the child. Communication between home and school is key to ensuring the best outcomes for our children.

HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE?

In person – staff are always available before and after school
By phone – teachers will return calls after teaching time, Head of the provision will respond to urgent calls
By email – teacher’s email addresses are on termly newsletter – email is checked daily
Via Class Dojo (parents are invited to join the app)
At meetings to review progress and set new targets or discuss issues

SUPPORT

There are times when parents may require support with a particular area of difficulty or are looking for ways to develop their child’s strengths.

Ways we can help

Providing strategies and resources that work in school
Offering or organizing training relating to issues or strategies /interventions.
Signposting to services
Making referrals to relevant professionals or organisations

RESOURCES

There are a number of websites and organisations, which offer information and support to families of autistic children. They often offer events or activities that are free to children and families. It is useful for parents to sign up to websites in order to receive notification of events however we will try to forward information about any activities we think the children may be interested in e.g. autism support, training, information friendly cinema screenings or relaxed performances at the theatre.

ORGANISATION
WEBSITE
CONTENT
Lambeth National Autistic Society (NAS)
naslambethbranch.webeden.co.uk
Information and events
Autism Education Trust (AET)
autismeducationtrust.org.uk
Information, training, events
Positively Autism
positivelyautism.com
Support, training, information
Ambitious about Autism
ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk
Views from the Autism community
Contact a family
cafamily.org.uk
Legal advice, support with applications
Parent Partnership
lambeth.gov.uk
Support with
Family Link
familylink.org.uk
Activities, day trips, respite
Day Trippers
daytripper.org.uk
Free family activities, school groups,
Polka Theatre
polkatheatre.com
Relaxed performances and workshops
Picture house cinemas
picturehouses.com
Autism friendly screenings
Attention Autism
ginadavies.co.uk
Training, ideas, strategies
Pintrest
pintrest.com
Ideas for attention activities
London Grid for Learniing (LGFL)
Lgfl.net
Information, ideas, activities
TES
tes.com
Information, ideas, activities
Phonics Play
phonicsplay.co.uk
Games and activities
Learning English
learnenglishkids
Games and activities
British Council
britishcouncil.org
Interactive stories and activities
National geographic
kids.nationalgeographic.com
Information, ideas, activities